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Hilary

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« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2019, 07:44:00 AM »
Impatiens hawkeri

I am not sure of the name of this one as the photo of the notice was too blurred.
However, I think you will agree that it is a pretty flower. 

Another photo of a plant in the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA in Madrid.
This plant was growing in the tropical zone.

Impatiens is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN many times.
 I have chosen
SEEN FROM THE GARDEN SHED:
A NURSERYMANíS VIEWPOINT by Hugo Latymer
 in journal number 16 spring 1999
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Alisdair

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« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2019, 08:58:16 AM »
Impatiens hawkeri is one of the names used for the whole tribe of colourful possibly hybrid "busy lizzies", so I'm sure you read that label right, Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2019, 07:19:27 AM »
Impatiens walleriana, Alegria, Busy Lizzie

Another photo of Busy Lizzie from the Tropical 2 zone of the Madrid greenhouse.
A pink one this time 

Impatiens is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  Today I am recommending that you read
TOWARDS MEDITERRANEAN GARDENING by Marinela Borina
In number 58, October 2009.
 
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2019, 06:06:38 AM »
Impatiens walleriana, Alegria, Busy Lizzie

A double version of this plant filling a large bed in the Madrid greenhouse.

Once more I point you to an article in  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, this time  number 46 October 2006, for you to read  about this useful plant.
THE REINHARDT GARDEN: 1, DARING DESIGN
By Helene Pizzi

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Alisdair

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« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2019, 08:44:06 AM »
The little double flowers are surprisingly like dwarf roses!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2019, 05:51:52 AM »
Caryota mitis, Clustering fishtail palm

A palm tree seen in the tropical Zone of the Madrid greenhouse in March 2018.

This palm is in a list compiled by Nikos Thymakis of palms which could be used in Greek conditions.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 33, July 2003.
THE USE OF PALMS IN GREECE
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care